Remediating learning difficulties in a short-term withdrawal classroom

Sandra Bochner*, Sue Bracey, Jefflyn Ward, Lynne Outhred

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Until recently it has been accepted that special classes and schools should be provided for children with problems in learning. Now public pressure is mounting for such children to remain with their peers in normal schools as much as possible. Research being carried out in the Primary classroom at the Special Education Centre, Macquarie University, is concerned with developing methods and materials that will help teachers in regular classes to remediate problems in reading and mathematics. Teaching programs developed in the class are individualized, structured and carefully sequenced. Learning is monitored daily to ensure progress and children are retested at regular intervals after leaving the Special Education Centre to evaluate maintenance of skills taught while at the Centre. This data contributes towards identification of the variables that are significant in successful remediation of learning problems in primary aged school children.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)83-92
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Intellectual and Developmental Disability
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1980


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